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TOR FOR BASELINE SURVEY-SAMSUNG C&T-12TH VILLAGE PROJECT

 

1.    Background of GNB

GNB has been working in Bangladesh since 1996 with the objective of improving lives of poor people, especially children through education, income generating activities, health services, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), child protection, advocacy, network building, and disaster risk reduction.

 

2.    Project Background

ü  Information of Mirpur FDP

Development Project is located at Pallabi Residential Area in Mirpur-12, North-western part of Dhaka city. The project is running the followings programs- child case management, Social enterprise (SE), education & protection, health activities, network & partnership and advocacy for ensuring sustainable community development. Mirpur CDP has supported to 890 sponsor children.

 

ü  Context of Target Areas

This Project main target is two areas: Pakistani Refugees Community was formed on 1965, Slum Community was formed since 1980 and other Community was formed since 1962. Total population of Mirpur is 645,000.

i)         Bihari Community (Pakistan refugee): Before 1971 Bihari community people were living in Pakistan. In 1971 through the liberation war, Pakistan was divided into 2 parts- East Pakistan and West Pakistan. East Pakistan is now Bangladesh. In 1971, Bangladesh acquired independence through a bloody war. At that time when Bihari people were in East Pakistan, West Pakistan did not receive them for many perceptions. In this way, several Bihari communities formed in Bangladesh.  There are 5,000 Households in this Community (Bihari Medical Camp). The slum people are working as day laborers, small businessmen, handicraft businesses, and automobile mechanics.  Alhaj Abbas Uddin High School is situated in the Modina Nagar area where most of the people are Pakistani Bihari people. The school is very old and not well maintained due to the lack of care from the authority.

ii)       Slum Community (Cholontika Slum): This slum was formed by the people of the Barisal district. These people were facing problems and lost their whole agricultural land and home to river erosion. Then they came to Dhaka for shelter and work. Prior to time, this slum was a long lake. At first, they started living across the lake. They make a small house for their living. Some people from Mymensingh district also came here. This lake was filled up with soil and bit by bit this lake was converted into a slum. There are 1,000 Households in this Community. The Slum people are working as day laborers, rickshaw pullers, garments workers, barbers, auto drivers, domestic assistants, street vendors, vegetable porters, shoe cleaners, beggars, and assistants in textile factories and at construction sites. Islamia High School is situated in this area. The school is in very poor condition due to a lack of maintenance and support from the government.

iii)     Bauniabadh: Bauniabadh is an urban poor community in Mirpur, Dhaka city, Bangladesh. The neighborhood was first formed by the government as a poor settlement in 1972. Each household received an affordable land plot of the same size (about 8.9 m2). Since then, a large number of residents have moved in and out without registering, and the neighborhood has grown erratically with enormous shantytowns inside and outside the original limit. Within the original boundaries, there were reportedly 15,000 households (or roughly 50,000 people), and there were reportedly 5000 households nearby. Bauniabandh High School is situated in this area.

iv)      Vatara: Vatara is situated in Sayed Nagar near the Notunbazar area which is the North-western part of Dhaka city. The area is an urban poor community with the majority of low-income families. Most of the families earn very less as day laborers, rickshaw pullers, garments workers, barbers, auto drivers, domestic workers, street vendors, vegetable porters, shoe cleaners, beggars, and construction workers. As a result, the lifestyle of the people is very low. Vatara Good Neighbors School is situated in this area. Children of these low-income family’s study in this school.

Bangladesh Government Initiatives: In Bangladesh there is no memorable initiatives for Bihari communities. Bihari communities are situated in different district in Bangladesh. They are also scattered in Dhaka city. Some Bihari camp there are learning center. Some case government provide water supply and electricity to the Bihari communities.

ü  Project Targeted Intervention Area

Four target Schools: Islamia High School, Alhaz Abbas Uddin High School, Bauniabandh Ideal High School, and Vatara Good Neighbors School (*Refer to ‘1-2. Fact sheet’ on the details of support in target schools.)

Mirpur Slum area: In the Mirpur area there are 21 communities, Slum community-12, Pakistani refugee community-1, Muslim community-4, Hindu community-2, and Christian community-2. Our targeted communities are- the Pakistani Refugees Community, Cholontika Slum, and Bauniabandh Slum.

 

ü  Target Beneficiaries of the Project

        Students of 4 schools: Total 2,233 children (includes grade 6-10 adolescent girls 843)

        No. of Teachers in 4 schools:  85 teachers.

        Parent Cluster meeting: 4,464 parents.

 

3.    Goal of the Project: To improve quality of life with basic human needs in targeted area.

 

4.    Project Objectives: Strengthening child friendly environment and quality education at Schools to improve the standard of life with basic human needs through SAMSUNG C&T_12th SAMSUNG Village project in Mirpur & Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

5.    Specific Activities of SAMSUNG C&T_12th SAMSUNG Village Project

       Upgrade facilities at schools.

       Distribute education and teaching packages

       Installation of solar power LED lightening street lamps

       Installation of waste management system and recycling program

       Installation of eco-friendly rest space and school garden

       Environment awareness creating campaign

       Organizing and operating of school green club

       Operating of child council committee

       Capacity development training for teachers

       Arrange health check-up campaign for all school children

       Provide reproductive care for adolescent girls at school

       Conduct health and hygienic awareness and distribution materials package

       Parents education session and campaign to raise awareness reading.

  

 

6.    Methodologies:

A) Evaluation Tools:

1.     Secondary documents review of targeted 4 schools

2.     Focus group discussion (FGD)

3.     In-depth interview (IDI)

4.     Key informant interview (KII)

5.     Case study

 

B) Sampling Units: Simple Random sampling

1.    Focus Group Discussion (FGD) School wise

2.    Key Informant Interview (KII)- School wise

3.    In-depth Interview (IDI)- School wise

 C) Method

1.   To find answers to the key questions (questions in the Evaluation Matrix), both quantitative and qualitative methods will be used.

2.   On a random sampling basis, indicator-based data will be collected through a participatory process involving community members and all levels of stakeholders.

3.   The following tools should be used to collect relevant data/information: data review, household survey, focus group, document review, key informant interview (KII), In-depth interview (IDI), case study/success story.

 D) Target Respondents:

1.   Students of the targeted 4 schools and their parents

2.   School Management Committee (SMC) members

3.   Community people/stakeholders/ local representatives

4.   School teachers

5.   Government officials

6.   All project staffs

 E) Evaluation Questions:

·     Will be found in Evaluation Matrix- (Education and Health)

·     Evaluator will share the evaluation questions to project 

 

7.    Purpose of the Study

      To establish a consistent baseline to determine the current situation at the start of the project in the target areas where the project is being implemented;

      To establish benchmarks for the indicators at the output and outcome levels;

      To identify the priority areas of development needs and implement the activity accordingly.

      To determine the current status of outcome-level indicators in order to track and measure progress.

      This project intends to use the findings as evidence of the larger consequences to share with a broader range of stakeholders, both internally and outside.

 

8.    Scope of Assignment

In order to meet the above objectives of the assignment, the scope of work will include the followings but not limited to:

a.      To assess the progress towards Mirpur and Vatara, goal and outcome based on the plan and evaluation data.

b.     To evaluate positive changes occurred in the communities due to the GNB initiatives.

c.      Measuring effects and assesses performance against intended objectives and goals.

d.     To identify best practices and implementation of activities achieve the related outcomes.

e.      Identifying CDP’s strengths and weakness and areas for the improvement

 

 

 9.    Geographical Location

The project location is at Pallabi Thana and Vatara Thana areas in Dhaka City Corporation, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

10.  Duration of the Service

 Duration of the service will be 1 month from the date of signing contract.

 

11.  Budget and resources

BDT 90,000-1,00,000. (All expenses included food, travelling and accommodation.)

·     GNB will ensure VAT.

·     As required by applicable tax laws, GNB will be deducted Advance Income Tax (AIT) at the prevailing rate from the final payment to the evaluator. And GNB must remit the deducted AIT to the appropriate tax authority in favor of evaluator.

 

12.  Firm’s Experience, Resources and Delivery Capacity

i)  The interested consultant must have previous experiences of rendering consulting services within last 5 years on Baseline study;

ii)  Must have a) The firm’s registration certificate; b) Company profile: including management, personnel, firm’s specialty, performance; c) The latest annual report; d) List of 2 specific services in last 2 years for baseline study including the following information should be provided: Client’s name, nature of services, contract amount, man-months the firm extended, duration of the service with commencement and completion date; e) Summary of permanent professional employees with key qualifications; f) Audited financial statement (Balance sheet, Profit & Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement) for last 3 (three) years; g) Average annual turnover in last 3 (three) years.

13.  Minimum Requirements and Qualifications are Required of the Key Personnel

SL. No.

Position

No. of person

Qualification

Experience

1.

Team Leader-baseline survey specialist

1

Master’s Degree in Statistics; Social Science, Economics, Post Graduate in Computer Science

Experience:

Minimum 15 years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in carrying out baseline survey.

·        Identify the type of qualitative information that needs to be collected.

·        Design the appropriate methodology for collecting data.

·        Prepare all supporting documentation required to facilitate the work of the interviewer and supervisors.

·        experience in conducting socio-economic analysis and rapid rural appraisals, and applying qualitative methods of data collection, including participatory observation; understanding of the particular thematic issues the project deals with; and excellent communication and facilitation skills.

·        Prepare the final report based on the sub-reports. Generally, sub-reports are prepared for each village or other unit of study with the main findings, conclusions and their explanation, structured field-notes from interviews, observations, personal interpretations and an assessment of the methodological approach;

·        Supporting environmental assessment preparation, review, and monitoring and evaluation;

·        Assessing environmental and social impacts of development activities;

·        Advising on steps and actions to mitigate potential or existing negative impacts of development activities.

·        Ability to plan, implement and monitor project activities by applying management skills

·        Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of counterparts representing different education levels and skill sets

·        Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and utilize studies and program performance data;

·        Experience preparing written reports and statistical tables using standard computer programs in the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

2

Socio-economic Specialist

1

Masters in relevant field is desirable

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline (preferably in Social Science-Economics)

Minimum 15 years of experience including the followings:

·        Study design and implementation;

·        Liaison, supervision and support for implementation of project;

·        Prepare training program and conduct training to the survey team based on survey questionnaires;

·        Support to core team in the field testing and finalize the questionnaires;

·        Project coordination and monitoring;

·        Monitoring Quality control activities;

·        Data Management and data Archive;

·        Data analysis and report writing.

3

Data Management Specialist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Master’s in Statistics

Minimum 12 years of experience including the followings:

·        Coordinate the Team Member and ABL project personnel;

·        Managing the resources and relationships (budgets, people, project, etc)

·        Research dissemination and impact (technology transfer, etc)

·        Coordinate with all stakeholders for field testing of the instruments and training;

·        Coordinate with the consultants and data collection team and monitor and supervise data collection activities;

·        Coordinate to prepare draft final report addressing the objectives and scope of works;

·        Assist to review the available related documents including Baseline Report and training materials and finalize the study instruments in consultation with ABL focal person;

·        Develop the design of the application and recommend improvements of data collection tools and procedures, if necessary;

·        Data collection from fields and monitor and supervise data collection activities;

·        Ensure that results, outcome and impact are being effectively measured at project, context and organizational levels;

·        Assist to prepare draft final report addressing the objectives and scope of works.

 

 

14.  Deliverables (Time period- 1 month)

SL. No.

Deliverables

Time frame

1

Submission of Inception Report with details of the study methodology, data collection instruments, and logistical plan

Within 15 days after signing of contract

2

Draft report

Within 25 days

3

Submission of Final Report

Within 30 days

 

15.  Language

All reporting language will be submitted in English.

 

16.  Mode of Payment

SL. No.

Deliverables

% of amount

1

Acceptance of Inception Report

20% of total amount

2

Acceptance of Draft Report

40% of Total amount

3

Acceptance of Final Report

20% of Total amount

4

Receiving of Clearance Certificate

20% of Total amount

 

17.  Receiving Authority

Manager, GNB will be the reporting authority. Final Report of 5 copies (Hard, Book bindings) will be submitted and one soft copy in CD (Word/pdf) as appropriate.

 

18.  PSEA Policy:

GNB maintains zero tolerance approach for all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA). Stakeholders must be concerned about issues such as child rights, PSEA, and safety. If any of the stakeholders violates the PSEA policy, a child rights issue, or a safety issue, GNB has the right to terminate the contract immediately.

19.  Expression of Interest (EOI)

GNB invites Expressions of Interest from registered local firms/organizations for conducting Baseline Survey of 4 targeted schools of this project. Interested parties are requested to submit EOI through procurement@gnbangla.org by 21 March, 2024; at 5:00 pm.

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GNB reserves the rights to accept or reject offers in part or full without assigning any reason whatsoever.